The "Ozark Mountain Dog", is a developing breed, raised high in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas. They are formerly known as the 'Ozark Whoa Dog'. The following breeds were intertwined to start the "Ozark Mountain Dog", German Shepherd, White German Shepherd, Alaskan Malamute, Siberian Husky, Chow Chow, and three primitive breeds, the Arctic Dog, the Alaskan Dog, and a Shepherd looking Dog, from North America. Below you will see why these breeds were chosen to start this new breed. On the following pages, you will find the foundation stock, purchased in 1999 and 2000, used to start the "Ozark's". However, not all of the animals pictured are used in this breeding program. We have five generations here now, which are the kids, who are 8 months to over a year old, we have the parents, who are now 4 years old, the grandparents who are nearly 6 years old, then the great grandparents, which are 7 years old, and the great-great-grandparents some of which are over 11 years old.
GERMAN SHEPHERD - This dog is known throughout the world, for his uncanny intelligence and faithfulness. He has earned the reputation as family companion, guide dog, police dog, and herder. They have a distinct personality marked by direct and fearless, but not hostile expression, self confidence and a certain aloofness that does not lend itself to immediate and indiscriminate friendships.
WHITE GERMAN SHEPHERD - This dog is lively, without nervousness, attentive and watchful, friendly to those he knows well, loyal and affectionate, easy to train and balanced; toward strangers aloof but not apprehensive or aggressive, approaches unknown environmental influences at first reserved/cautious, then inquisitive.
ALASKAN MALAMUTE - This dog is known for his strong independent nature, and is a thinker and a decision maker. He is one of the largest sleddogs and has enormous strength,but a friendly trusting nature, which makes him unsuitable for guard work. He is very loving toward his family.
SIBERIAN HUSKY - This dog is the smallest sleddog, but with unsurpassed strength for his size. They are extremely intelligent and will test their limits, often training their owners. He has boundless energy and a running nature, and is an instinctual hunter.
CHOW CHOW - This dog is dignified, independent, quiet, protective and exceptionally loyal. Chows are highly intelligent and have an excellent memory. They are now used as companions, but were once used for hunting and herding. He has moderate trainability as his independent nature makes him an obedience challenge. He is generally uninterested in strangers, and will keep them at bay awaiting owner approval.
ARCTIC DOG - This dog was chosen for his long slender, powerful body build. He has unsurpassed watchdog abilities. He has the health and endurance of no other dog. He is very intelligent. He was also chosen for his pale yellow eyes, his creamy-white, double long coat of fur, and his very loving nature, which makes him inseparable.
NORTHERN DOG - This dog was chosen for his shepherd look, and is highly intelligent. He also has a long slender, powerful body. He carries good health and has high endurance. His extreme allertness to his surroundings, makes him an exceptional watchdog. He also has a very loving nature, and is inseparable. His colors range from white's to browns, grays, and blacks, and he has bright yellow to amber eye color.
ALASKAN DOG - This dog was chosen for his extreme intelligence, his natural watchdog abilities, and his high endurance with excellent health. He has a powerful body build and curley tail. He has a long, double coat, usually gray in color, with amber or bright yellow eyes. He is a more reserved dog, but very loyal.
The "Ozark Mountain Dog", is an extremely intelligent dog. He learns very quickly and knows your feelings by the sound of your voice. He is able to watch you, and do the same things you do, without you even knowing he is paying attention, until you see him copying the things you do. I have acually had them to mix their dogfood, in a bucket, and close the sack with their nose, just as I would, also open the top of their feeders, where the feed is poured in, with their noses. Crawl in my arms to get help to get on top of their sheds. He makes a very good watchdog, as he has a sensitive nose and is very alert, and will let you know when someone or something is around. He will make an extremely loving companion, as he is very loving and needs your undivided attention. He is very playful and begs you to join his game. When you can't be there for him, he needs another dog of the same intelligence and size for his playmate and companion. He won't be happy alone.
He has a strong survival instinct. At a few days old, he can withstand temperatures ranging from freezing to 100 degrees.
He ranges in weight from 60# to 125#. SnowKing a white male was 105# at 9 months of age. Phoebe a ginger female was 88# at 9 months old. Nasariyah a black male was 55# at 4 1/2 months old. His colors are black, cinnamon, grey, cream, apricot, tawny, ginger, champagne, white, silver and the extremely rare white with a darker colored belt and most having darker markings across the back and lighter or darker markings on the face. The males are very masculine looking and the females very feminine looking.
October 06, 2004 - Today is a very bright day, in all the dogs lives here, at Wolf WonderLand and mine also. Today I got to bring home 5 of the parents of my foundation stock. This includes: Holly and Harly's mom and dad (Kemo and Yobo), Wazhin's mom and dad, (Kersti and Kola), and Ishtahe's dad (Bo). These are also the grandparents and great-grandparents, and great-great-grandparents of my new breed.
September 01, 2005 - KATRINA IS OUR SPECIAL COLORED GIRL. SHE IS SOLID WHITE EXCEPT FOR A BELT, WHICH RUNS FROM THE MIDDLE OF HER BACK TO THE MIDDLE OF HER BELLY. IT STARTS OUT BLACK, AND FADES TO GREY, THEN A PALE GREY, AS IT RUNS DOWN HER SIDE, TO HER BELLY.
December 06, 2006 - HERE WE ARE WITH SOME NEW PICTURES FINALLY. We have 2 pages with Shenandoah and Phoebe's 14 pups under the 0-1 age group, and new pages for Shenandoah and Phoebe, under the 4-5 age group. I appreciate your patience, and am sorry it has taken me so long, but some things have happened here, and that is the reason it has taken me so long to get these up. More will be up in a few days.
December 9, 2006 - HEY WE MADE IT, NEW PICTURES OF THE ONE AND ONLY "BELTED DOG", KATRINA ARE NOW UP. Also 3 of her brothers have their new pictures up, Calico Rock, Nasariyah, and Winter. ALSO UP are pictures of Kersti and Kola's 2 pups who are here on the homefront. THEY ARE CHENANKARA AND SUGARPIE. Our Wazhin is a full sister to them. Katrina and her brothers pictures are under the 0-1 age group. Chenankara and SugarPie's pictures are also under the 0-1 age group.
December 13, 2006 - Here they are, Eloise and RedRock the parents of Katrina, Nasariyah, Winter, Calico Rock and Hercules. Also up is Hercules and his goat Bea. Bea is in the "Goat Barn". Hercules is under the 0-1 age group, and RedRock and Eloise are under the 4-5 age group.
December 20, 2006 - Here is our sweet little rescue dog Belle. SHE HAS A VERY HEART WARMING STORY. You will find her under the 4-5 age group, really we are not sure of her age.
January 14, 2007 - It's about time hah! Here are new pictures of Chenankara and SugarPie. Hey look what they are wearing. Now there is a trick to this, and you'll find out as you read their stories. Also you can read more about Chenankara's leg injury. They are in the 0-1 age group.
January 15, 2007 - Here are new pictures of Hercules under the 0-1 age group, in the WOLF DEN, and his goat herd, in the "GOAT BARN."
March 13, 2007 - Considering I am only about a year behind. I have a happy and a sad story to tell, but I finally got myself pulled together, to tell it. You will find Black Velvet and Hope's pages under the 4-5 age group and their pups pages will be found under Black Velvet Hope pups in the 0-1 age group. We got struck by parvo last year. Read about the sad beginnings and the happy endings of this outbreak.
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